The performing arts can make us feel—exhilarated, nostalgic, entertained, joyous. They can also help us succeed—as students, professionals, and citizens of the world. That’s why Wolf Trap dedicates a significant portion of our resources to arts education.
From DC to California to Singapore, Wolf Trap provides high-quality arts education programs and promotes the value of the arts for all learners. It’s at the heart of our mission.
Programs for all ages
On and off the stage, Wolf Trap provides arts education and experiences for learners of all ages.
Wolf Trap offers a range of programs, including our Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, that help parents, caregivers, and early childhood educators to harness the power of the performing arts at home and in school.
Baby ArtsPlayTM for children under three (offered in collaboration with Fairfax County Libraries)
Hands-on family-involvement workshops
High-quality professional development workshops for early childhood educators
Events and symposiums for leaders in arts and early childhood education
Kindergarten through high school
Private lessons in piano, dance, songwriting, and more
Grants for high school performing arts teachers
In the Washington, DC area, Wolf Trap offers performing arts classes with master teachers and opportunities to advance arts education in high school.
College and beyond
Nationally recognized internships and apprenticeships
Classes and workshops with master artists who perform at the Filene Center and The Barns at Wolf Trap
At Wolf Trap, tomorrow’s arts leaders and lifelong learners embrace their inner artist.
Wolf Trap offers a wide range of family-friendly and affordable performances that introduce children to the joy of the performing arts.
Willy Wonka’s “Wonder Show!”
Michael & The Rockness Monsters
Bomba! Afro Puerto Rican Music & Dance
Interactive, educational, and fun performances embrace everything from music and dance to puppetry and storytelling. All shows are about an hour long and are perfect for children ages 4 and up. Highlights include:
The Washington Ballet Giselle
Motown The Musical
Beethoven’s Ninth | NSO
For select performances each year, Wolf Trap’s Young at Arts program allows ticket buyers to receive one free youth (17 and under) ticket for each accompanying adult ticket purchased for performances at the Filene Center and The Barns at Wolf Trap. Highlights include: